"The dark side of Techno"The owners 'Repitch Recordings'[http://www.repitch.org], one of the most innovative and advanced techno labels, together in a set that takes us into the depths of the industrial techno sounds!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The project Dubit ranges from Techno to Experimental Electronic Music. Is the free expression for a free interpretation, telling a story upsetting the canons trying to translate in the clearest way possible emotions and themes in sound. The creation of it has no limits: from hardware to software, from analog to environment recordings.
Always involved in Djing, in new Productions and Collaborations in the electronic music scene and audio/video sphere, founder of Several Reasons Recordings [www.severalreasons.net] and Soluxion Records [www.soluxionrecords.net] he lives in Berlin and is active Performing in Europe and not only.
Treating Sound Engineering, Psychoacoustics and Post Production, he founded Soluxion Lab a project studio based in Berlin and in growth and in expansion [www.soluxionlab.wordpress.com].
Orlando Solis also known as Submerge is an American electronic music producer and DJ from Chicago, and son of successful musician Jose Luis Napoleon Solis. The techno aficionado can now be found playing some of the world’s most renowned places such as Berlin’s Berghain, Spain’s Fabrik, Vienna’s Camera Club, Nature One, and Def-Con 1 festival. Known for running the label Impact Mechanics, Orlando Solis own productions can also be found on the pristine label Mote Evolver, After successfully touring Europe several times in 2010, his appearance has been in demand each and every year. Submerge’s technical knowledge has landed him an endorsement by the respectable company Allen and Heath and his knowledge of IT has also landed him work at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Orlando also performs live under the alias Impact Mechanics and his music is being played by some of the biggest acts.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Xhin (pronounced as "sheen") has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. A Singaporean by birth and residence, he independently released "Xycle", a self-promotional ep that made the industry to stand up to take notice, in early 2003. He then followed with his debut album, "Supersonicstate" the following year.
Shifted is a producer with many faces. In just a few years since his first release on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver imprint, the UK artist successfully managed to develop his own distinctive voice within the constantly evolving techno genre. Soon after his 2011 debut he set up the Avian imprint together with fellow UK producer Ventress – an outlet bringing focus to a more stripped back and textured side of British techno. Releases on Sigha’s Our Circula Sound imprint and the Frozen Border sub-label Naked Index soon followed, as well as a one-off self-released EP for his more dance floor focussed project Pacific Blue.
2012 saw Shifted not only making his move from the UK to Berlin, but also releasing his extremely well received debut LP on Mote-Evolver: “A stunning debut album in Crossed Paths, which shows Shifted making the final move from newcomer soundalike towards a respected name with a fierce sensibility for unique sound design.” (Resident Advisor)
In addition he set up the Avian sub-label Mira to explore the more esoteric and experimental side of techno, drone, noise and industrial. Taking this turn in his own productions as well, he started the Covered in Sand project, which debuted on Mira in 2013 and was included in FACT magazine’s greatest 10’’ records of all time.
The same year saw him unveil two further projects: a low-key LP for Kiran Sande’s Blackest Ever Black label under the alias Alexander Lewis, stated by Juno Download as “...one of the most striking debuts in the field of industrial electronics we've heard in some time“, and a collaboration with Sigha as A Model Authority. As the year drew to a close, there followed the announcement of the acclaimed new Shifted LP ‘Under A Single Banner’ on Vatican Shadow’s Bed Of Nails imprint – a sub-label for the highly influential Hospital Productions. The album was described by The Quietus as “a highly literate and highly listenable full-length, where the sources of inspiration - whether obvious or not - have been synthesised into a whole greater than the sum of its parts.“
2014 sees Shifted continuing to develop these many strands of his musical output, while the multiple labels under his stewardship continue to give an outlet to talent from across the duskier side of the electronic music spectrum.
Scott Monteith is a Canadian musician, sound artist, and music technology educator best known for his work under the stage name Deadbeat. Having launched the project in 1999, his work over 9 solo albums for labels such as ~scape, wagon repair and his own BLKRTZ imprint, countless singles and remixes, and a genre defining DJ mix (Radio Rothko) have solidified his position as one of modern dub music's greatest champions. Having met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry's leading publications, his live performances and DJ sets have also drawn multiple invitations from electronic music's most globally recognized festivals including Montreal's Mutek, Barcelona's Sonar, and Berlin's Transmediale. His abilities as an educational speaker and workshop leader have also drawn invitations from the world renowned Red Bull Music Academy, as well as technology leaders such as Microsoft and Ableton among others.
Whether crafting undefinable noise and sound scapes, kaleidoscopic house and techno, or new approximations of the the timeless forms of reggae dub and dancehall laid down by his Jamaican musical forefathers, Scott has established himself as an unique, ever evolving, and visionary musical voice in an increasingly crowded field.
Scott lives and works in Berlin.
Semantica is one of the few truly underground techno labels.
At a time when the idea of imprints acting as filters for great music becomes increasingly redundant thanks to the immeasurable number of labels spewing out digital releases, it has bucked the trend. Synonymous with a DiY culture that is rare nowadays, its owner’s A&R skills means that it has achieved buy on sight status. From ERP’s widescreen electro to Developer’s big room techno via Orphx’s abrasive industrial and Andy Stott’s deep, dreamy dub, the Madrid label’s approach is the direct opposite of 99 per cent of labels that slavishly follow a pre-ordained micro-genre.
His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic - from dubtechno to techno and back to house.
A technological society, a mechanist present, an industrial era... long and dark nights, warehouses, cogeneration plants, noise.
Which kind of music matches the rhythm of Western civilization better than Rødhåds music?!
Berlin based Dj and Producer, label owner of Natch Records and actual resident of Tresor. Synthek releases are supported by many great artists of the international techno scene: DVS1, Inigo Kennedy, Dasha Rush, Marcel Fengler, Jeroen Search, Jonas Kopp to name a few. Always delivering strong and powerful sets, Synthek is characterised by solid mixing skills sharpened through many years of experience behind the decks. After several months of hard work in studio, he completed the first album which will be released in May.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Detroit Techno Militia presents THE GRID - 04.03.2014
Originally broadcast on www.burstradio.net
Featuring DJ sets by DJ Psycho [Detroit Techno Militia] & T.Linder [Detroit Techno Militia]
Deepbass was introduced to the scene in 2009 his music is best described as deep, dark, atmospherical techno.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland. His passion for electronic music started from a young age where he would spend his weekends in record stores searching for music, he discovered artists like Speedy J and Jeff Mills who really opened his eyes to the world of techno.
He started producing music in 2008 and from there his sound evolved, always minimalistic, elements of ambient, hypnotic rhythms and deep rolling bassline's. In 2010 he launched his label Informa Records as a platform to express himself and to explore further into his brand of deep techno.
The label is going strong has now had to opportunity to work with artists such as Modern Heads, Cio D'Or, Mark Broom, Edit Select Echologist, Ness, Hironori Takahashi, nAX_Acid and many more high quality artists.
Deepbass has had a string of releases on some great labels such as Dynamic Reflection, Aconito Records and Shapeless Records. He has a number of live shows and Informa showcases under his belt which have taken him to Tresor - Berlin, Studio 80 - Amsterdam, Moog - Barcelona, Plunk - Moscow and a number of other clubs in city's across Europe.
UK based techno producer, Mastering engineer and on/off artwork designer Ashley Burchett, better known as Ø [Phase] joins in the mix on Slam Radio with a crafty blend of deep dancefloor devistation. www.facebook.com/ashleyphase
Born in Palermo in 1981, fascinated by house music and vinyl, Gabriele Mancino buys his first Turntable in 1999. In the same period he starts to working into his best friend’s record shop where he can discover many types of new musical genres wich will be fondamental for the creation of his dj set, spacing from deep-house and nu-funk to tecno-Detroit.
From there he starts his first experiences as Dj in gigs as: Zwischenraum festival (Berlin), Sottomarino giallo (Mi), Binario 1 (Mi), Motorshow festival (Bo), Vola (Ct), Zo (Ct), Native (Me), Movid@ (Pa), Pascia’ (Tp), Grog (Cl), Black out (Cl), Wintercase festival(Pa). In 2002 spins the vinyls in the after-party of Jamiroquai’s concert in Catania and in 2010 is selected for the national event Elettrowave challenge.
He starts to work as producer in 2008 for the italian label Recline under the name “MAH!” also remixed by Francesco Farfa. At the moment he works with differents indipendent labels like Sincopat, Sleep is commercial, Multi Vitamins, Caramella, Yulia. and for some projects with Ricky Montanari, Uglh and Avenir.
Friday, June 20, 2014
With this post we want to celebrate one of the Dj/Producer that has indelibly marked the techno scene in Detroit.
ROLAND ROCHA AKA ROLANDO WAS BORN IN 1970’S SOUTHWEST DETROIT. HE GREW UP IN THE MAINLY HISPANIC DISTRICT OF THE CITY, WHICH TO THIS DAY IS DOMINATED BY MEXICAN MIGRANTS LOOKING FOR WORK IN THE HEAVILY INDUSTRIAL CITY.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An artist whose music productions in techno are nothing but extraordinary, much of his musical influences stem from the EBM, Industrial and Synthpop genres from the 70s and 80s. This 1-hour mix is a heartfelt tribute to the electronic soundtrack of that era (as well as to Roger’s youth). With a tracklist that spans more than 30 years of history across these genres, this is a collection of time.
Conrad Van Orton born in Rome in 1985. His real name is Andrea Zanchetta, and his aka is a Fincher's "The Game" tribute, and a tribute is also the one that gives the name to the label he opens with his partner VSK aka Francesco Visconti: the Consumer Recreation Services Recordings. Since he was just a boy, CVO always been interested in djing, focusing on scratch, and for this reason he follows both the electro music and the Italian rap evolution in the later 90's.
In 2000, when he's fifteen he totally goes clubbing, which he anyway followed since Daft Punk's "Homework" album and the purchase of the first Technics' turntables. After some arrangement year between several kind of electronic club-oriented music as House, Italian Progressive and Elcectro House, he identifies in Techno and Minimal Techno his real music personality, also thanks to the rising friendship with VSK.
In 2006 they starts to work together in a studio but job, issues and "life stuff" obstructs the project finalization.
At the beginning of 2010 some law issue, after a short period in jail, forces CVO to stay several months locked in his house. Here he starts to work on a lot of project, improving his producing technics and focusing all the blue mood, the rage and frustration in the music he creates.
The anger, the will to evade (literally), the growing sense of heaviness raised just from the chance to make music every time he wants and all the obstacles he finds on the way to freedom will become his life thread and "main topic" of his sound. Soon his touch becomes darker, industrial and with a definite negative mood. The absence from live clubbing allows him to start an introspection and self oriented path regarding the music he picks for the dj-sets he records in his room, that will be his personal prison until November 2012.
ESHU Records' founder Roger Gerressen has been an active member of the Dutch scene for quite a while now, participating in group projects like ARC#, Dilated Pupils, A.L.M.A. and, ofcourse, ESHU itself. He recently started a new alter ego called Gasometric Run, trying to create intricate beats for the dancefloor as well as the mind. A double 12" by Gasometric Run will be out shortly and more new projects and collaborations will be announced soon.
Chicago original and skilled DJ since the late 80s, Hyperactive has pushed an evolving sound across the borders of house and techno and has 2 decades of smashing releases and remixes to his name on a host of influential labels such as 4TRK, Droid, Figure, Truncate, Missile, Plus 8, Contact, Planet of Drums, and the list continues.
Since the late 90s he’s run 4 Track Records out of Los Angeles, with the likes of releases such as Music Box coupled with re-edits of Missile famed track, Wide Open by label owner and Berghain resident Len Faki on his Figure imprint.